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All 10 infected Lagos House staff recover from COVID-19, says Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Sunday, said that all the 10 staff members of the Lagos State Government House who tested positive for Coronavirus have recovered from the disease.

Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed this to reporters, at the State House in Marina, on Lagos Island.

The governor said that the officials were discharged from the treatment centres in the state after they tested negative to the disease and have returned to their beats.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu explained that the disclosure of their present COVID-19 status was necessary to further promote transparency in the reporting and management of Coronavirus cases by the state government.

He also called on banks and markets in the state to strictly enforce orderliness in their premises and ensure social distancing as much as possible.

The governor directed that elderly people must be given the priority to transact their businesses in banks and markets between 9am and 10:30am, and other younger customers should be allowed thereafter.

He, therefore, asked the residents not to take the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown for granted, saying everyone residing in the state must collectively take responsibility for public health safety.

Governor Sanwo-Olu insisted that the use of face masks in public places was compulsory, noting that the state had distributed one million free face masks to residents in the last two weeks.

He added that thousands more would be distributed in the course of the week, stressing that those in public places without face mask were risking their lives.

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The governor decried the laxity observed in the enforcement of the ban on interstate movement, stressing that commercial buses still lag in complying with the spacing of passengers and 60 per cent load capacity.

“We are not happy with the level of compliance by yellow buses despite assurance from their union. We do not want to use force to drive compliance; we want it to be self-compliant.

“We have also not seen the level of compliance we wanted for interstate travels. We are seeking collaboration with the Ogun State Government and the police to ensure obedience to the directive on this,” he stated.